Stump Grinders

Stump Grinders

Who is the course for?

Anyone employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is required to operate Stump Grinders.

Objectives:

To enable course members to:

  • Produce a site specific Risk Assessment for stump grinding operations
  • State the principles of HSE Legislation and safety guidelines for using a stump grinder
  • Select the appropriate PPE and state the maintenance requirements
  • Carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of a stump grinder
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance
  • Inspect and identify defects on grinding mechanism
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks ad stop machine
  • Prepare work are, a range of  stumps for grinding and identify hazardous materials not be ground
  • Use approved techniques for safe and efficient stump grinding of a range of stump sizes
  • State the procedure for removing blockages
  • Prepare machine for transport & storage

Course Details:

An Integrated training and assessment (ITA) only.

Duration: 1 day per machine. Maximum of 4 trainees per course.

1 day refresher for experienced operators who already hold a Lantra qualification or who can verify they have had minimum of 2 years’ experience.   Maximum of 6 trainees per course.

Certification gained:  Lantra Certificate of Competence, valid for 5 years.

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